StudySync® is partnering with The News Literacy Project (NLP), a non-profit organization that helps educate middle and high school students about how to separate fact from opinion in media reports. NLP will provide articles and video content for StudySync’s recently released product, SyncBlasts™. SyncBlasts offer reading and writing assignments that present social studies, science and current event topics relevant to students’ lives and their world.
Providing a variety of multimedia—including a news show, podcasts, skills videos, and more—SyncBlasts help to build critical thinking, writing, and research skills. The SyncBlasts platform allows teachers to leverage the power of social learning in a safe, mediated environment using a library of articles produced by StudySync and real journalists throughout the world through partnerships with news organizations such as Reuters, Global Press Institute, as well as nonprofits such as NLP.
SyncBlasts includes hundreds of articles and videos that are aligned to social studies and science content standards and appropriate and relevant for middle school and high schoolers. In addition, StudySync publishes new SyncBlasts each school day. SyncBlasts is a flexible curriculum companion, designed to work with different teaching styles and variable class lengths.